Introducing Alisgray
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Author:  alisgray [ Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:10 pm ]
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...yeah, it's me. I'm sure I know a fair number of you already, but I'm also sure I don't know a whole lot of others of you. So, Hi.

I live in St. Paul. I like bones. I work in a museum, which is not half as gothy as it sounds when you say it like that. (It's the Minnesota Science Museum.) You might have met me on LiveJournal, or at a club in the Twin Cities, or at someone's party. Or, not. It's extremely unlikely that we went to high school together.

Author:  Simon [ Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:44 pm ]
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Hello and welcome! The place just got cleaned.

Author:  veinsplasher [ Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:17 pm ]
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Welcome... tell us a story.

Author:  alisgray [ Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:40 pm ]
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true story:
long ago in a land not far enough away, there was an angry little girl.

I learned to love science fiction because I have two older brothers who had to hide their stacks of paperbacks in their closets, or my stepmother would have taken them and thrown them away. (she now lives happily in a rambling old house in upstate NY without television or processed foods or commercially printed t-shirts, just the way she likes. We can be happy for her.) thus it came to be that I read more P.K. Dick and Harlan Ellison before the age of 13 than is very healthy for a girl. Also a fair amount of <u>Warrior Princess of Gor</u> and that sort of bosh.

(heaven only knows what I would have turned out like if teenage boys had had an easier time finding porno mags in Fargo at that time. either they didn't have any or they hid them someplace else.)

so, I went to school in all-natural fiber clothes that I despised and was not allowed to choose, bitterly ate my no-sugar-added peanut butter on whole wheat bread sandwich that no one would trade me for, and clandestinely read thrilling tales by Sliverberg and Sturgeon when no one was looking. at least as long as I was reading <i>something</i> people would usually stop bothering me, so I read all the time. eventually, I got to reading encyclopedias. I'm really not exaggerating.

It was not until many many years later than I realized my stepmother was basically a hippie. She drove all the way from Fargo to St. Cloud to buy goatsmilk for us, not because we liked it, but because she thought if we just had better nutrition we'd stop being so horrible and angry all the time. never worked. prozac, mind you, hadn't been invented yet. the whole thing was like a hideous cross between Wuthering Heights and The Brady Bunch, played by a square-cut government scientist and a neurotic European crypto-hippie.

Your turn.

Author:  spike [ Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:04 pm ]
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hello and welcome!

i have a good friend who used to work at the SMM as a whassitcalled. teaching outreach dealiebob - she was a traveling SMM teacher thinger.

Author:  drok [ Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:21 pm ]
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there goes the neighborhood, ontologicaly speaking...

Author:  alisgray [ Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:24 pm ]
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are you calling me a bad influence, drok_vox? I'll onto your logical, AND you'll like it.

spike: cool! the museum does have a lot of useful educational programs & the like.

Author:  dj_craig [ Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:38 pm ]
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Author:  devil [ Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:09 pm ]
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I have no idea who you are.

Author:  Simon [ Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:51 pm ]
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She's a Satanic Bunny.

Author:  Frost [ Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:34 pm ]
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Seems to me there's a drink named after you. *rubs chin* ;)

Author:  alisgray [ Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:56 pm ]
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hey, <a href="http://home.planet.nl/~twisk046/line/skullmounthare.jpg">satanic bunnies</a> got sharp teeth. grapefruit juice and amaretto all 'round!

gche: no, I don't suppose you do. likewise. though apparently I'd know more about you if I'd been able to make it to your birthday party. regrets.

Author:  devil [ Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:55 am ]
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That's okay. My ass is all over the internet now. I know how long you've been waiting for a glimpse.

Author:  Boomer Goth [ Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:44 am ]
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oh hey. Alis !!!! Welcome.

'bout time you showed up. er, was that suppose ta be 'bout time I showed up?

Author:  alisgray [ Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:16 pm ]
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...thanks! I have no idea who you are, boomergoth. My guess is, bobbi. Is it bobbi?

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